"To the law and to the Testimony", Isaiah 8:20
In 1909 God moved two Christian laymen to set aside a large sum of money for
issuing twelve volumes that would set forth the fundamentals of the Christian
faith, and which were to be sent free to ministers of the gospel, missionaries,
Sunday School superintendents, and others engaged in aggressive Christian work
throughout the English speaking world. A committee of men who were known to be
sound in the faith was chosen to have oversight of the publication of these
volumes. Rev. Dr. A.C. Dixon was the first Executive Secretary of the Committee,
and upon his departure for England Rev. Dr. Louis Meyer was appointed to take
his place. Upon the death of Dr. Meyer the work of the Executive Secretary
devolved upon me. We were able to bring out these twelve volumes according to
the original plan. Some of the volumes were sent to 300,000 ministers and
missionaries and other workers in different parts of the world.
On the completion of the twelve volumes as originally planned the work was
continued through The King's Business, published at 536 South Hope St., Los
Angeles, California. Although a larger number of volumes were issued than there
were names on our mailing list, at last the stock became exhausted, but appeals
for them kept coming in from different parts of the world. As the fund was no
longer available for this purpose, the Bible Institute of Los Angeles, to whom
the plates were turned over when the Committee closed its work, have decided to
bring out the various articles that appeared in The Fundamentals in four volumes
at the cheapest price possible, All the articles that appeared in The
Fundamentals, with the exception of a very few that did not seem to be in exact
keeping with the original purpose of The Fundamentals, will be published in this
To the two laymen whose generosity made it possible to send several
millions of volumes of "The Fundamentals" to ministers and
missionaries in all parts of the world, for their confirmation and upbuilding in
the faith, these volumes are dedicated.
Table of contents:
History of the Higher Criticism
by Canon Dyson Hague,
Mosaic Authorship of the Pentateuch
by Prof. Geo.
Frederick Wright, D.D., LL.D.
- Fallacies of the Higher Criticism
Franklin Johnson, D.D., LL.D.
Bible and Modern Criticism
by F. Bettex, D.D., Professor
trans. by David Heagle, D.D.
- The Holy
Scriptures and Modern Negations
by Prof. James Orr, D.D.
- Christ and Criticism
by Sir Robert Anderson,
Testament Criticism and New Testament Christianity
Prof. W.H. Griffith Thomas
Tabernacle in the Wilderness: Did it Exist?
Heagle, Ph. D., D.D.
- Internal Evidence of the Fourth Gospel
Canon G. Osborne Troop, M.A.
Testimony of Christ to the Old Testament
Caven, D.D., LL.D.
Early Narratives of Genesis
by Prof. James Orr, D.D.
- One Isaiah
by Prof. Geo. L. Robinson, D.D.
Book of Daniel
by Prof. Joseph D. Wilson, D.D.
- The Doctrinal Value of the First Chapters of Genesis
by the Rev. Dyson Hague, M.A.
- Three Peculiarities of the Pentateuch which are Incompatible
with the Graf-Wellhausen Theories of its Composition
Andrew Craig Robinson, M.A.
- The Testimony of the Monuments to the Truth of the
by Prof. Geo. Frederick Wright, D.D., LL.D.
- The Recent Testimony of Archeology to the Scriptures
by M.G. Kyle, D.D., LL. D.
and Christian Faith
by Rev. Prof. James Orr, D.D.
- My Personal Experience with the Higher Criticism
by Prof. J.J. Reeve
'The Fundamentals: A Testimony to the Truth' published by Baker Books
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